Articles about Security

New Text Scam Disguises Itself As A FedEx Tracking Notification
We buy a lot of things online these days and as such, getting text message notifications letting us know that our purchase has been shipped out is pretty common. However, it seems that there is a new text scam making its rounds that is disguising itself as a FedEx tracking notification, making users more inclined to click on it.

2020 iPhone Could Come With An Improved Face ID Sensor
Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology works great. In fact, to date it seems that none of Apple’s competitors have managed to create anything close to Face ID in terms of security and accuracy. However, it does not mean that Face ID is perfect. There is still plenty of room left for improvement.

WordPress Admin Bug Lets Anyone Login As An Admin
WordPress is one of the main platforms powering many websites and blogs that you read today. It is an incredibly popular platform augmented by the fact that there is a very active developer scene where there are a ton of plugins that users can use to improve their website. However, it seems that not all plugins were created equal.

iPhones Can Now Be Used As A Google Security Key
The use of 2FA (two-factor authentication) has been encouraged as it offers up a more secure way of logging into your accounts. However, even then, it is still not 100% secure as some methods that involve sending codes over SMS can also be hijacked, which is why security keys exist.

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Microsoft Outsourced Skype, Cortana Recordings To China With No Security In Place
It is no secret that companies such as Microsoft have been outsourcing the analysis of recordings made through platforms such as Cortana. The analysis is meant to help the company better understand how to improve their services, although we imagine that not many people are too thrilled at the idea.

Texas School District Lost $2.3 Million In A Phishing Email Scam
Whenever we publish a security-focused article or news, it probably involves a warning to a phishing scam one way or another.However, this time, it is the Manor Independent School District that was a victim to an email phishing scam which resulted in the loss of approximately $2.3 million.Even though the Manor Police Department along with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is investigating the incident, it looks quite bad.They do […]

Samsung’s T7 Touch SSD Comes With A Fingerprint Sensor
Our computers might be protected by passwords, but the problem is that our external drives might not come with the same level of protection. This means that anyone who steals your external drive might be able to access its contents, and this is something that Samsung wants to address.

Arlo’s Latest Floodlight Camera Comes Without Wires
These days securing our homes with security cameras has gotten a lot easier and cheaper, thanks to the rise of connected devices. If you’re in the market for a new security camera for the outdoors, Arlo has you covered as the company has announced their latest offering, the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera.

D-Link Adds Person And Glass Break Detection To Its Security Cameras
If you own a D-Link camera, you might be pleased to learn that the company is planning on introducing some new features to its home security cameras where with the use of AI, it will soon be able to detect people and also when a glass in your home breaks, suggesting that someone might be looking to break in.

Developer Modifies USB Cable To Wipe Your Laptop When It’s Yanked Out
We’re sure that many of us have misgivings about leaving our laptops out in the open in public spaces and walking away, maybe to get something or go to the bathroom, out of fear that it might be stolen. However, developer Michael Altfield might have created the perfect solution for that in the form of a modified USB cable.

Wyze Camera Breach Exposes 2.4 Million User Data
Want to furnish your home with a home security camera? There are plenty of smart options these days, one of which being Nest which is one of the more popular models around. However, Nest cameras do not come cheap, which is why many were understandably excited when a couple of years ago, Wyze launched a $20 alternative.

Amazon Sued Over Ring Devices Being Susceptible To Hacks
Smart home devices are fantastic inventions. They let us remotely control our lights, doors, home appliances, and more. It can also be automated which could also potentially be great for energy savings. However, the problem with smart home devices is that because they’re connected to the internet, it means that they are also susceptible to hacks.

Chinese Hackers Have Reportedly Managed To Bypass Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is something that many companies are recommending that users use. This is because it is a lot more secure compared to the traditional username and login combo, where an additional one-time password/code is generated to authenticate the user, meaning that even if your password is compromised, hackers still can’t get into your account.

San Francisco To Amend Facial Recognition Ban To Support The iPhone
Earlier this year, the city of San Francisco announced that they would be banning the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces. It was essentially a blanket ban, but the problem with this ban is that it also affected the way the public used their smartphones, especially the iPhone which uses facial recognition technology as a form of security.